Community Events

U.S. – China – Japan: The Evolving Trade Landscape

Wed, March 13, 2019; 2:00—4:30 PM  | The Fabulich Center, Tacoma, WA

Join the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington, Washington State China Relations Council, Port of Seattle, World Trade Center of Tacoma, and the Northwest Seaport Alliance as our panel of experts discusses the ever-evolving trade landscape between the U.S., China, and Japan, and what it means for businesses in the Pacific Northwest.

The trade landscape between the United States, China, and Japan continues to be volatile. As trade discussions and tariffs are constantly in the news, how do businesses react as they anticipate policy changes that will affect their bottom line? What are businesses experiencing in their day-to-day operations?

Come hear how are the evolving landscape between these three economies and trade policy changes and likely future scenarios are and will be affecting business in Washington State as well as how our local businesses are responding on the ground here and in overseas markets.

For list of speakers and to REGISTER, go to the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington website.

UW Heritage Language Symposium

Sat, March 6, 2019; 9:00 AM—6:00 PM  | Mary Gates Hall Room 241, Seattle, WA

The UW STARTALK program invites you to join language teaching colleagues from the University of Washington and around the state for our sixth STARTALK-sponsored symposium on working with heritage language learners. This year we are pleased to feature a variety of presentations and languages. The featured speaker is Dr. Eve Zyzik of UC Santa Cruz on the topic of New Perspectives on the “Incomplete Acquisition” debate in heritage language bilingualism.

Event is free. To register and to see the full schedule, please visit the event website.


Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference 2019

Thurs-Sun, March 21-24, 2019 | Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, CO

The annual Association for Asian Studies conference is being held in Denver, Colorado in the third week of March.

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in Asia and the study of Asia. With approximately 7,000 members worldwide, representing all the regions and countries of Asia and all academic disciplines, the AAS is the largest organization of its kind.

To register online, please visit the event website. Rates vary.


Sakura-Con 2019

Fri-Sun, April 19-21, 2019 | Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA

Pre-registration for the anime convention, Sakura-Con, is now open. Sakura-Con is the oldest and most well attended anime convention in the Pacific Northwest. Pre-register as a member now and save substantially versus at door prices. Remember that pre-registration helps ANCEA, a state and federal non-profit organization, put on the best Sakura-Con possible! As a member only event, we all work together to keep our event “by fans, for fans.” There are no additional fees for programming once you are at Sakura-Con, including for autographs, concerts, theaters, gaming, etc.

Membership rates increase February 1st.

For more information and tickets, please visit the Sakura-Con website.